Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July BBQers!

To all you BBQers,

May your holiday be filled with smoke and ember, in honor of the soldiers we remember, who sacrificed their lives for you and me, so we could live in a free country.  And to those who still serve we'd like to say, it's because of you we are still free today!  God bless you, your family and God bless the USA!
In honor of our freedom, Auntie Heather's House of BBQ is giving away
FREE BBQ SAUCE KITS* (just pay shipping & handling)!  Just enter code FREE and place your order for your free BBQ Sauce Kit today!

Please feel free to forward to your friends and family so they can enjoy a free kit too!  It is a honor to be a part of your celebration!  Thank you for your support!

(*limit one free kit per person)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Great Father's Day Celebration!

On Sunday my niece and I went to my Dad’s house to celebrate Father’s Day.  My husband was recovering from a 12hr drive from a family member’s funeral and my son had to work so they weren’t able to make the adventure with us!  What was so unlike my dad was he wanted to actually do all the cooking!  I was like (with a huge grin too!), “Ya mean I don’t have to wait on you hand and foot??!!!”  He just laughed and told me, “No!”   I don’t know if I shared with everyone that I get my passion for BBQ from my dad.  I remember as a kid ALWAYS BBQing.  Especially in the summer because our house at the time didn’t have any air conditioning!  Ugggg!  Those days were so hot we practically lived in the pool, and that included the dog too!  LOL  We had a black lab named Sugar.  Don’t know why we called her that because she never smelled very sweet!  I think it was her personality.  She was a great dog!  She would actually swim with us in the pool.  We had a diving board and I would run and dive and she would run and jump in after me!  Fun memories!  I think I got a little side tracked LOL….  back to Father’s Day!  My dad has a smoker also and he decided to do baby backs.  They were so good and tender!  Of course he used Auntie Heather’s House of BBQ Sauce from our Homemade BBQ Sauce Kit!  He made some spicy baked beans with bell peppers.  YUM!  He also made a potato/vegetable medley on the BBQ which was also pretty tasty!  My job was to bring the deviled eggs, chocolate pudding pie, and peach cobbler (I actually had to make two chocolate pies because my son would never let me live it down if I didn’t make him one LOL).  The funny thing is I really don’t like deviled eggs!  LOL  My dad (and husband) like them with mayo, mustard, pickle relish and sprinkled with smoked paprika.  I have no idea what they are supposed to taste like so I always have my husband sample!  When he gives me the “thumbs-up” I know they are good LOL!  The peach cobbler is more up my alley!  I have to tell you, I have been on this two year quest for perfecting my cobbler!  My husband remembers this “cobbler” from his younger days and really can’t gather the words to describe it!  I ask him, “Is it real sweet, cinnamony (I know it’s not a word, but I use it anyways LOL), thick, runny, …..what??!!!”  All he could do is muster up sounds to describe it…..hence my two year quest!  So far he says that I have nailed the filling, I just need to perfect the crust!  So of course you know we will be eating cobbler all summer! LOL  Honestly, I think he just says all that so I keep making them for him!  LOL  That’s okay, I actually don’t mind because I love the look and smile he gives me when he sees the whole pan waiting for him in the frige!    My dad makes awesome homemade ice cream and it went perfectly with the cobbler!  It was really a great day!  I got to visit with my dad and family and eat some wonderful BBQ!  Thank you, dad for such an awesome celebration!  :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

3rd Annual EGGfest was another success!

Congratulations to our EGGfest Winners!

The 3rd Annual EGGfest was another success! We’d like to give thanks to Outdoor Kitchen Creations for putting on the event and allowing AHHBBQ to participate! It’s through events like these that we meet such wonderful people like you! Congratulations to our raffle winners: 

Cindy S. & Keith R. & Martha C

Thank you for your continued support and welcome to the AHHBBQ family!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Best BBQ Ribs yet!

This weekend Auntie Holly came down from WA!  She requested BBQ as a belated birthday celebration.  Guess you can't really BBQ when it rains all the time!  So we had the works yet again, the Chipped Beef Dip for the appetizer (we can't thank Gayle enough for this one - its our family staple now!), vegies and dip, and a relish & olive plate for appetizers, BBQ Short Ribs, BBQ Chicken for the main course, Vegie Pasta Salad, Mac and Cheese, and Potato Salad for the sides.  For dessert Lemon Cake, Chocolate Cream Pie, Chocolate Cream & Peanut Butter Mousse Pie, and homemade whipped cream.  I get my peanut butter fettish from my dad LOL.  I can eat just about anything if it has peanut butter on it LOL!

My dad made homemade vanilla and chocolate ice cream too!  This has also been a family tradition.  Usually from March thru sometimes as late as October, every family get together dad makes ice cream!  I can remember as a kid always wanting to "help" him make the ice cream.  My job was the ice and rock salt moniter.  Well, that lasted one batch of ice cream because I apparently used about 3/4 of the bag of rock salt!  I think the only other time my dad was as upset with my "help" was when I tried to help clean up and poured the ice and salt mixture out on the grass!   Yeah, that patch didn't make it LOL.  Just a few of the lessons I have learned along the way!

We usually always have a relish tray.  I never really understood the purpose but my mom always put one out so I think we've just keep that tradition going.  I can only remember my sister taking all the black olives, putting them on every finger, and her running around showing everyone her new black paws!  You know what the funny thing is?  Her daughter did the same thing when she was little!  LOL

So why were these ribs the best yet??!!!  Well if you've done short ribs, you know they are big hunks of meat on a bone.  This time I marinated them for 3 days and actually injected each one with marinade too!  I put the ribs in the smoker about 10am, brushed them with BBQ sauce around 12pm and then removed them and put them in foil around 2pm and wrapped them tight for another 1-1/2 to 2 hrs.   I think it was the foil part because those ribs were fall off the bone tender!  Usually they are good, but ya got to work 'em!  These ribs just fell on to the plate and melted in your mouth!  My husband said, "I put my foot in 'em this time!" and that these were the best yet!  He loved them so much he did all the dishes  LOL  (He usually does but this time he just said it was because the ribs were so good lol)!   We were watching one of those suspense shows on TV one time where the husband had the wife killed for the insurance money and I asked my husband, "Babe, you wouldn't do that to me would ya?!!"  And he replied, "Heck no!  You're ribs are too good!!!"  LOL

I may just have to revise my recipe online to reflect this new method!  Oh, and the peanut butter pie I made.........ahhhhhhhh!!!!  You can only have one piece because it's soooooo rich and you'll need to work out about 5 hrs straight afterwards but it's worth it!  lol  It was just creamy, peanut buttery bliss!  The kind that makes your eyes roll back in your head!  lol  I think I will post this recipe on the site too so look for it!

All and all it was a great celebration!  It's always good to have the family together!  I just love my family :)  And the best thing.....the left overs!!!  We are gonna be eating leftovers for days!  Ahhh BBQ!!!!!  :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

3rd Annual EGGfest Ticket Give Away!

Get ready for the 3rd Annual EGGfest!  This year the EGGfest is on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from  9am – 3pm.  If you attended last year, you know all about the great food you get to sample!  AHH BBQ is excited to attend again this year.  Our pulled pork sandwiches were such a hit last year, we decided to do them again! 

 AHH BBQ is giving away EGGfest tickets!  Refer your friends to “like” the AHH BBQ Facebook page and comment that you referred them.  The two people who refer the most will each receive 2 FREE tickets to the EGGfest (valued at 50.00)!  All referrals from now until May 10th will be calculated.  Start referring now!  You don’t want to miss this event!

Friday, February 4, 2011

What a day for the BBQ!

It's a big day this Sunday!  What are you gonna BBQ?!!!  Naturally, at Auntie Heather's house we will be making our favorite Chipped Beef dip (see website for recipe!), some BBQ Chicken wings with AHH BBQ Sauce, and either smoke some ribs or make pulled pork sandwiches.  My niece has requested some fried mac and cheese so we might give that a whirl!  Oh and for Auntie's GREEN BAY all the way!!!!  :)  Have fun sports fans!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Jman!

Happy Birthday Jman!  This is a big day for Auntie Heather :).  Jman is Auntie Heather's son and today is his 21st birthday!  I have to share with my AHH BBQ family what an awesome kid he is!  I couldn't have asked for a better son!  You are such a blessing Jman and it's an honor to be your mom!  :)  Best of luck to you in your upcoming adventures and Happy 21st Birthday!